Younus refutes speculation of discord in Pak team

Updated: 27 July 2009 09:21 IST

Pak captain Younis Khan has dismissed reports of discord in the team, saying that he would step down the moment he gets to know of any rebellion.

Younus refutes speculation of discord in Pak team

Pakistan captain Younus Khan has dismissed reports of discord in the team, saying that he would step down the moment he gets to know of any rebellion by the players.

"There is no dispute among the players within the team such reports are just a propaganda to demoralize the team. But the day I sense there is some conspiracy or rebellion going on in the side I will resign myself in a respectable manner," Younus said in an interview from Colombo.

He also made it clear that infighting between players and ego problems cropped up in sides which had superstar players. "In this team we don't have big names and all the players including myself are just fighting to retain our positions in the team so where does the question of discord crop up.

"In the present scenario no player can say his place in the team is guaranteed or he is indispensable. So there is no question of ego issues among players. No one is senior player in this team everyone is equal," he said.

The senior batsmen also made it clear that he was not a powerless captain and he had the authority to drop anyone from the team if they didn't perform.

"I could have dropped Shoaib Malik, Misbah or Kamran Akmal for the third Test but why should I do this for no solid reason. We played them and they all performed. We unfortunately have a disappointing culture of turning our heroes into zeroes at the slightest defeat," he stated.



Topics : Cricket Younis Khan Ijaz Butt
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